Star Anise Shoyu Chicken

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Star Anise is a very common flavouring in Chin...
Star Anise is a very common flavouring in Chinese cuisine (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


  • 3/4 c. shoyu (soy sauce)
  • 2 tbs honey
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 2 tbs ginger powder (grated fresh ginger is okay)
  • 1/2 c. green onion, chopped (A little more for garnish)
  • 1 1/2 c. water
  • 3 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 star anise (The “star” ingredient; no pun intended! Star anise is a fragrant
    flavorful spice with a
    sweet licorice flavor.)

  • 3 lbs chicken parts.
  • cornstarch to thicken the sauce.
  • mandarin oranges to garish.

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Directions: Combine the first 8 ingredients in a large pot. Bring to a boil and add chicken. Simmer for 30-40 minutes until chicken is fully cooked. Remove chicken to serving platter.

Remove and discard garlic and star anise. Thicken shoyu brine with cornstarch to desired thickness. Pour over chicken and garnish with mandarin oranges.

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One thought on “Star Anise Shoyu Chicken

    splendidrecipes said:
    October 19, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Loks great Keito!!


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